A pilot from Plymouth, Massachusetts suffered fatal personal injuries in a small airplane crash in South Carolina.
On the afternoon of January 18, 62-year-old Kenneth Thode was killed instantly when the Cessna 172 Skyhawk he was piloting crashed into a small trailer in a mobile home park in North Myrtle Beach. A New Hampshire woman inside the trailer was killed instantly.
Patrick Dowling, a spokesman for the city of North Myrtle Beach, said that Thode might have been practicing “touch and go” landings at the airport when the crash took place around 1 p.m.
The victim in the trailer was 70-year-old Eva Sullivan, Dowling said. Her husband survived the crash. He was released from the hospital after undergoing treatment.